Winterthur, 16 April 2016
Power Cricket Club 192 all out (27 overs) lost to Swiss Representative XI 196-9 (39.5 overs) by 1 wicket at the David Barmes Memorial Trophy
Geneva CC players played a pivotal role in the victory
Last weekend, two players from Geneva CC, skipper Anser Mehmood and opener Idrees Haque, went to play with the Swiss national side against Power CC with one simple objective in mind: lifting the David Barmes Memorial Trophy (DBMT).
Both our players boasted superb stats: Idrees took 1 crucial wicket in the first innings to dismiss Power CC’s opener and caught two balls bowled by Anser. His batting was the second best of the team with 32 runs in 26 balls, which undoubtedly help the Swiss side building up a decent chase.
Anser was named Man of the Match for his outstanding performance. Indeed, a five-wicket haul and a fifty were not enough for him: Anser “just” took 6 wickets for 44 and batted an unmatched 71 runs, not out of course. With only 1 wicket standing and an intense pressure, Geneva CC’s captain kept his head super cool by dispatching a winning six in the penultimate ball.
Mission accomplished. What an amazing start of the season for our two players!
About the David Barmes Memorial Trophy
Since 2011, Cricket Switzerland has been organising the DBMT. The late Dr Barmes was Geneva CC’s president for more than 30 years until his passing in 2001. He was also the first President of the Swiss Cricket Association, Switzerland’s first cricket governing body.
“In honour of his memory, Cricket Switzerland has established a tradition that the winners of the previous season’s league championship play a 40-over cricket match against the national team to mark the beginning of the season and for the prestige of winning the David Barmes Memorial Trophy.” says Cricket Switzerland in its website.